Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak stuck with Matt Schaub as long as possible. Schaub finally gave his coach no other choice but to make a change at quarterback.

T.J. Yates entered during the fourth quarter of Sunday night's 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers after Schaub threw his third interception of the night. (Earlier in the game Schaub threw an interception returned for a touchdown for a record fourth consecutive game.) The Texans were down 24-3 at the time of Schaub's interception and the 49ers quickly converted the pick into seven more points.

Schaub's performance was ugly but Kubiak is sticking with him as the team's starter. He announced after the game that Schaub will start next week against the St. Louis Rams.

"This has to be rock bottom" Kubiak said.

Schaub isn't seeing the field well and defenders are sitting on Houston's routes. The Texans never make defenses pay by going deep and defenders like San Francisco's Tramaine Brock are reading Schaub's eyes and making quick breaks on the ball.

The final numbers for Schaub aren't pretty: 19-of-35 passing for 173 yards and zero touchdown passes with three interceptions. The Texans scored three points in Schaub's last five quarters before he got the hook. This was a team that many predicted to make the Super Bowl.